WFP, NYSUT, and Zephyr Teachout Team Up To Encourage Educators To Run

All too often, the debate on education policy in Albany is dominated by those with no experience as educators. We need the voices of those who understand firsthand the difficulties facing our schools and universities to be heard in the halls of government.

That’s why the NY Working Families Party is excited to join with NYSUT and Zephyr Teachout for a series of events in June on why educators should run for office. We’re going to help teachers across the state learn more about what it takes to run for office – and win.

Join us at one of these events taking place across the state this June:

June 2nd, 5pm – Why Educators Should Run, Syracuse
Where: Syracuse Regional Office 4983 Brittonfield Parkway, East Syracuse, NY
Who: Zephyr Teachout, Mayor Stephanie Miner, Common Council Member Pamela Hunter, WFP’s Jesse Lenney, moderated by Ian Phillips

June 8th, 6pm – Why She Ran, Kingston
Where: Kingston Public Library, 55 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY
Who: Zephyr Teachout, Rosendale Town Councilwoman Jen Metzger, Kingston Common Council Member Nina Dawson, moderated by Jessica Wisneski of Citizen Action of New York

June 9th, 6:30pm – Why Educators Should Run, Woodbury
Where: Nassau NYSUT Regional Office – 1000 Woodbury Road, Suite 214, Woodbury, NY
Who: Zephyr Teachout, WFP’s Emily Abbott, moderated by Jeff Friedman

June 10th, 6:30pm – Why Educators Should Run, Hauppague
Suffolk Regional Office – 150 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway, Suite 306, Hauppague, NY
Who: Zephyr Teachout, WFP’s Emily Abbott, moderated by Jeff Friedman

June 13th, 12pm – Why Educators Should Run, Elmira
Where: NYSUT Office, 100 West Church Street, Suite 200, Elmira, NY

June 17th, 5pm – Why Educators Should Run, Albany
Where: NYSUT HQ Auditorium, 800 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY
Who: Zephyr Teachout, WFP’s Phill Leber, moderated by Randy Gunther